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Faith Atai, M.D.

Faith  Atai
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine
  • Assistant Medical Director, UT Physicians Center for Healthy Aging at Sienna Village

Faith Atai, M.D., is board certified in family medicine and geriatric medicine. She serves on the faculty of the Training Excellence in Aging Studies (TEXAS), a program that fosters geriatric and palliative medicine at the medical school, resident, faculty and practicing physician level. She sees patients at UT Physicians for Healthy Aging in Bellaire and UT Physicians at Sienna Village. Her interests include palliative and hospice medicine, communication in medicine, preventive senior care and the frail elderly.

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Carmel Dyer, M.D.

Carmel  Dyer
  • Roy M. and Phyllis Gough Huffington Chair in Gerontology, UTHealth Medical School
  • Professor and Director, Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine, UTHealth Medical School
  • Executive Director of the Consortium on Aging, UTHealth
  • Associate Dean for Harris County Programs
  • Chief of Staff, Harris Health System Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital
  • Director, UT Center for Healthy Aging

Carmel Dyer, M.D., specializes in the care of older adults and is nationally recognized for her work in elder mistreatment, financial exploitation of the elderly and elder self neglect.

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Grant Fowler, M.D.

Grant  Fowler
  • Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Family & Community Medicine, UTHealth Medical School
  • Attending physician, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center

Grant Fowler, M.D., is board-certified in family medicine, geriatrics and primary care sports medicine. Fowler co-edits the textbook “Procedures for Primary Care,” and teaches procedures for residents. He has been interviewed on a wide range of topics from influenza to medications. His areas of expertise include cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and procedures, especially preventive procedures such as cardiac testing, vasectomy and screening colonoscopy.

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Claudio Soto, Ph.D.

Claudio  Soto
  • Professor of Neurology, UTHealth Medical school
  • Director, The George P. and Cynthia W. Mitchell Center for Research in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Brain Disorders, UTHealth Medical School

Claudio Soto, Ph.D., specializes in the molecular basis of neurodegenerative diseases associated to the misfolding and brain accumulation of proteins, particularly focusing on Alzheimer’s and prion-related disorders.